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John Bohannon

John Bohannon
Graduating from South Texas College of Law Houston, John acts as CTI’s chief R&D legal researcher. His focus on tax law research combined with his years of experience performing R&D tax credit studies and providing audit support affords unique insight into the research credit’s application and other evolving areas of tax law.
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Recent Posts

Recent Court Ruling Emphasizes Need for Effective R&D Claim Documentation

Written by John Bohannon. Updated Jul 24, 2019.

Some of you may have spent many nights in the grips of a TV crime series or real-life court case; you speculate on the accused, the innocent…the evidence. Whether fact or fiction, in these dramas, the arrest or verdict always comes down to the evidence. It can prove guilt or innocence. But without compelling evidence, justice is not served, and the appropriate outcome is mislaid.

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Cultivating Innovation: The Power of Agriculture and the Research Credit

Written by John Bohannon. Updated Jul 17, 2019.

Cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens. They are the most vigorous, the most independent, the most virtuous, and they are tied to their country and wedded to its liberty and interests by the most lasting bonds.”

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Serving Up Savings with Technology Incentives

Written by John Bohannon. Updated Jun 14, 2019.

A penny saved is a penny earned.

The premise behind the centuries-old idiom suggests that saving money you already possess is just as beneficial as earning more; that a person or business should not only focus on making money, but also secure and retain some of the money earned.

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The Unusual Suspects of R&D: A CTI Success Story

Written by John Bohannon. Updated May 31, 2019.

“The Greatest Trick the Devil Ever Pulled…

…was convincing the world he didn’t exist” explains Roger “Verbal” Kint in the 1995 cult classic The Usual Suspects, a gripping crime drama depicting the deceptive power of hiding in plain sight.

As one of its primary themes, the film emphasizes how often we fail to perceive what’s right in front of us when it flies in the face of our preconceived notions. This mental barrier causes the film’s lead detective to ultimately let a golden opportunity—catching a shady criminal mastermind—slip through his fingers.

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